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Turkey soup

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Well, I finally cooked one of the turkeys I bought last year at terrific sale prices! emoticon We have been enjoying it for dinner and sandwiches. Yesterday while I was at work, DH called me and asked if I wanted him to burn the turkey carcass I had in the refrigerator. BURN IT!!! NOOOO! Gonna make soup!

Today I am home and began the clean-the-carcass job. I apparently did a much better job first time around than I had thought since there was very little left to use for making soup. I have gleaned all I could...and decided not to break up the bony part to fit into my pot. SO...my gleanings are in the pot and simmering along with onion and celery. I have carrots emoticon (forgot to add them..be right back). I have also removed all the congealed fat and then put the jellied broth into the pot. I have added one soup-bowl of water to cover. emoticon

Now, the question I have for YOU: What do you suggest I add in addition to what is already simmering?

I am thinking brown rice in or with it would be good. Seasonings? Other add ins? It already smells good in here...dinner is hrs away still. emoticon

Any great ideas or suggestions?

  
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BOOKWERME 12/13/2011 8:10PM

    Thanks Carol. Got the rice...a wonderful blend of brown and wild rices...and the celery.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 12/13/2011 7:30PM

    Celery, mushrooms, turnips, a little potatoes or even rice and barley. Just made one yesterday myself. Yummy

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LOVE2WALK1 12/13/2011 4:24PM

    Asta,

Rosemary is one of my fav herbs to put in turkey and chicken soup. I have a big bush in a pot in the backyard that gives off the most lovely aroma. Even though I'm low carbing it....nothing tastes better than egg noodles in soup. Also, you can take some of the cooked vegees and whir them in a blender and return to the pot to make a more chowder like consistency. Mmmmmm...now you have me craving turkey again!

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BOOKWERME 12/13/2011 4:15PM

    Have added a large clove of garlic (on a toothpick so DH can have it later) and a rice blend that I love...plus water enough to cook the rice if it were a reg. pot of rice. DH just called to tell me he is going out to dinner with friends (and son) from work...Figures, but OK by me.

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CINA-MINI 12/13/2011 3:22PM

    I make a soup that is kind of a turkey soup. I add black beans to it. (I rinse them really well before adding)

I hope it turns out yummy! It sure sounds yummy!

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GAMOMMY3 12/13/2011 3:18PM

    Always need to add garlic! And curiously, something that helps soups sing (especially creamy soups) is nutmeg (small amount.) Also love rice in it. Really, you could throw in just about any veg you have sitting around. I made some soup last night with left over chicken. My kids love raviolis so I threw in some frozen cheese raviolis too. They loved it. Let's see, I had the chicken, broth, garlic, carrots, onions, broccoli, raviolis, a dash of nut meg, and some Italian seasoning (seemed to go with the ravioli!). Oh, an a bit of Parmesan cheese. Everyone seemed to enjoy it. Hope you enjoy yours. emoticon

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BOOKWERME 12/13/2011 2:13PM

    Never even thought of garlic. Good idea!

I did check the Sparkpeople cookbook for some ideas, too.

Right after one of the holidays I was in the grocery and found fresh turkeys on a clearance sale...I think about 20 lbs for $4.00 (about 20 cents a pound)...so I bought two (already had a bargain turkey in the freezer). Turkey is expensive in SA? And yet you got to try that turducken thing? How curious!

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CELEST 12/13/2011 1:51PM

    Turkey is not something I eat readily, purely because of the cost. You got yours on special so that's great. I'm a garlic fan so my suggestion would be lotsa garlic.

Oh btw I recently ate Turducken.....my son Daniel had been telling me about his and then suddenly I found some at a really good price, so bought it and we all had some. If I had my eyes closed and didn't see the lable, I would have just thought we were eating chicken quite frankly.

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"Fiber for life"

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Better Homes and Gardens Magazine August 2011 page 180

Fiber for Life

You know that eating roughage keeps you regular; now comes word it could help you live longer too. In a 9-year study, researchers at the National Institutes of Health followed more than 388,000 volunteers ages 50-71 and discovered that women who consumed the most fiber were 34-59 percent less likely to die from infections, heart disease, or respiratory illness than those who ate the least. Although more research is needed to figure out why, study author Yikyung Park, Sc.D., says fiber might work by controlling inflammation, lowering blood lipids, and steadying blood sugar. One note: commercially made foods that are fortified with fiber, such as some brands of yogurt and crackers, were not accounted for in this study. For now, stick to plant-based sources with naturally occurring fiber, such as grains, legumes, veggies, and fruits.

21 grams of fiber recommended daily for women over 50. Bran flakes contain about 5 grams per serving.


So now the big question...AM I eating enough fiber? (I know I am not)! Are YOU?

  
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STEADFASTNSEE 12/15/2011 9:44AM

  I do what Joyce does but not three times a day. I add Metamucil Clear and Natural to my oatmeal before I pop it in the microwave. AND I eat an apple WITH the meal. But I do have to watch out for the processed stuff.. I am still not good with that. Oh and WATER to wash it through. Which reminds me. I need to get some... HUGS

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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:14PM

    Yes! I average over 50 grams per day. Just don't eat processed food! Fruits, veggies and whole grains have plenty of fiber!


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JOYCEATH50 12/1/2011 1:03PM

    I started using Metamucil before every meal (3x a day) and my stomach problems got much better. It has helped alot with cramps and stuff. So if you have trouble getting enough fiber, it is a very good alternative. It taste kinda like pulpy orange juice. Joyce
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Ps: Metamucil comes from 100% Natural Psyllium and is gluten free.

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/29/2011 10:21PM

    Nope, I rarely get enough.

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HESSNER 11/29/2011 10:12PM

    Yeah, fiber and I have had a working relationship for a while. Honestly, if I don't have enough I can really feel it and its not great. I am going to start having a smoothie every day to help me get in my servings of fruit and veggies and am hoping that will help. I also need to upgrade my morning breakfast, great suggestion on the bran cereal.

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SHILOWI 11/29/2011 9:24PM

    I've read numerous articles that say artificially added fiber is useless and may even be bad for us. Natural, plant based sources are best.

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Life of Flowers

Thursday, November 24, 2011

I have received this via email several times. Thought I would see if I can share it with you. It is lovely...and interesting. player.vimeo.com/video/27920977?titl
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LOVINGMYSELF101 11/26/2011 6:15PM

    This made me smile, thank you. Aren't Jehovah's creations so wonderful? Juliette watched it too. Thanks for sharing...

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CELEST 11/25/2011 7:44AM

    I got it from Carol and Laurie....gorgeous hey!

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BOOKWERME 11/24/2011 8:23PM

    I received it from my step-mother back in Oct...thought I had forwarded it to you among others. Funny now to get it from you. HUGS.


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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/24/2011 8:00PM

    Beautiful isn't it. It does work too.

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The only place to live

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Friend on FaceBook posted a link to a quote. I like it...

Prevention Magazine
“Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.” -- Jim Rohn

  
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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:10PM

    Too true!


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ALMYEARTHLYBEST 11/24/2011 11:55AM

    No better way to say it - for now! ;-)

But I can imagine when Jehovah will make our bodies completely perfect. I've often pictured those with deformed or missing limbs just waking up one day with a completely new (and fully functional) limb(s) and what that might be like for them. For those with extra weight - why wouldn't he do something similar and they too will just one day awaken with a body of normal size?! :)

But for now...
this is the only body we have so we'd best take as good care of it as we possibly can!

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:31PM

    I always wanted a big house... but if my body is the only place to live, I'd like a teeny-weeny one, please.

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Women over 50 (or 40)

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

[I found this on the blog page of a quilting website (slightly edited comments but not text of article)]
Women Over 50 Rock!

Nov 7th, 2011 by Suzi

I recently received this and thought is was worth the read. If you are under 50 think of it as something to look forward to.

In case you missed it on 60 Minutes, this is what Andy Rooney thinks about women over 50. [MY NOTE...someone posted a link to Snopes about this. Andy Rooney is NOT the author...Frank Kaiser wrote it. Original may have been about women over 40..I am not sure. ]

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As I grow in age, I value women over 50 most of all. Here are just a few reasons why:

A woman over 50 will never wake you in the middle of the night & ask, ‘What are you thinking?’ She doesn’t care what you think.

If a woman over 50 doesn’t want to watch the game, she doesn’t sit around whining about it. She goes and does something she wants to do, & it’s usually more interesting.

Women over 50 are dignified. They seldom have a screaming match with you at the opera or in the middle of an expensive restaurant. Of course, if you deserve it, they won’t hesitate to shoot you, if they think they can get away with it.

Older women are generous with praise, often undeserved. They know what it’s like to be unappreciated.

Women get psychic as they age. You never have to confess your sins to a woman over 50.

Once you get past a wrinkle or two, a woman over 50 is far sexier than her younger counterpart.

Older women are forthright and honest. They’ll tell you right off if you are a jerk or if you are acting like one. You don’t ever have to wonder where you stand with her.

Yes, we praise women over 50 for a multitude of reasons. Unfortunately, it’s not reciprocal. For every stunning, smart, well-coiffed, hot woman over 50, there is a bald, paunchy relic in yellow pants making a fool of himself with some 22-year old waitress. Ladies, I apologize.

For all those men who say, ‘Why buy the cow when you can get the milk for free? Here’s an update for you. Nowadays 80% of women are against marriage. Why? Because women realize it’s not worth buying an entire pig just to get a little sausage!


Even if you aren’t over 50 yet, you have to admit, this is funny!

  
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SUNNYWBL 12/11/2011 6:09PM

    Yes it is very funny! I love the part about buying a pig!


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SHARISHORTCAKE 11/25/2011 12:45PM

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AMJSATURN 11/24/2011 8:59AM

    Hilarious, thanks for the smiles. emoticon

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CLAUDEM1 11/23/2011 8:35PM

    Absolutely hilarious! Thanks.

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LOVE2WALK1 11/23/2011 12:13PM

    This is so funny......makes me not worry about getting to that milestone!

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CELEST 11/23/2011 1:15AM

    Absolutely hillarious. Usually I dont get to see my mail till the afternoon, but this morning I had to pull up a document and quickly squizzed my mail...which meant I started my day with this. Now I have a huge smile on my face.

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FITSMALLCLOTHES 11/22/2011 10:55PM

    LOL. Oh my gosh I am rolling on the floor reading this to my husband. I turned 56 today and it is great!
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